Las Vegas businesses launch fundraisers, offer free food to first responders
Hundreds rush to blood banks after shooting
Updated October 3, 2017 - 8:49 pm
A number of businesses and organizations have launched fundraisers or are offering free food and/or beverages to first responders and those directly affected by the mass shooting on the Strip. Here are some of them; check back for updates.
GoFundMe for Las Vegas victims passes $3 million
(CNN)Waiting in line for between six to eight hours, Las Vegas residents and visitors are out in force donating blood for victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Resident Shanda Maloney said she had seen the news about what was happening Sunday night. Sirens were wailing in the distance as ambulances rushed to nearby University Medical Center, less than a mile from her house, she said.
"Hearing all the sirens around, you feel completely helpless," she said. "I just started tweeting if you need a ride (I'll come pick you up)."
(CNN)A GoFundMe account raising funds for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas had collected more than $3.2 million as of midday Tuesday, less than 48 hours after the devastating rampage.
The GoFundMe page was created by Steve Sisolak, the Clark County Commission chair from Las Vegas, who started the fund-raiser off with a donation of $10,000.